The Obscession Grows - My Second Batch of Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ILoveJoe, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was new to chickens last June when a co-worker gave me Hoss the rooster and I bought 21 day old chicks from a local hatchery. It turned out several of the girls were boys and the hatchery gave me a pullet credit so on the 11th of this month I went to get my 5 free chicks, and well I mean who can get just 5?! So I ordered 15 more pullets. Total 20 new babies.

    3 White Leghorns:

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    3 Partridge Cochins:

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    3 Black Australorps:

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    4 Partridge Plymouth Rocks:

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    1 Buff Orpington:

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    2 Easter Eggers:

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    4 Speckled Sussex:

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    I still have 18 out of my original total of 22 chickens, 2 roosters Hoss and Dougie and 16 hens all laying prolifically.

    Ms Lewis Rich has been kind enough to incubate some of my eggs and they are all hatched out and I get to pick them up tomorrow! Add 10 more chicks to give me a total of 48!

    This is the most addicting hobby I have ever enjoyed!
     
  2. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
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    We just got our first chicks thurdsay and we are already discussing what to order next spring... Go figure. Hooked on Chicks already.. Is there a cure for this fever? lol
     
  3. Ms. Lewis Rich

    Ms. Lewis Rich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww, how cute the Buff Orpington can already give the snake eye!!!!!!!!!!!
    She should be a lot of fun.
     
  4. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    wow they are too cute, what kind of chickens are your adults?
     
  5. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boy are they adorable!!! [​IMG]
    We love pictures at BYC!!! [​IMG]
    I'm jealous: I can't get mine until spring. [​IMG] [​IMG] (I'm in MA.)


    How does everyone get such great chick pics??? [​IMG]
     
  6. lgail

    lgail New Egg

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    TOO cute! They are all adorable!
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That buff orp close up pic is too cute! [​IMG] Look at that little blocky head already.
     
  8. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    Quote:...and a partridge in a pear tree..... [​IMG]

    Seriously, though....beautiful babies!
     
  9. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hoss is a mystery, kind of a golden duckwing looking mix:

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    Dougie was supposed to be a Light Brahma but is another hatchery mystery:

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    All the rest are Light Brahma, Black Australorps, Buff Orpington, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Golden and Silver Laced WYandottes, and Easter Eggers:

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    All lined up at the gate and waiting.
     
  10. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your baby chicks are so adorable..I know what you mean about an obsession on this..my incubators has be running since November.. getting close to the end though of it..
     

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